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Summer Golf

Tuesdays in August, arrive at 9:30 a.m.

Pines Golf Course

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Social Get Together

Friday, August 18, Noon- ? p.m.

Summer social beach gathering

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Newly Widowed Social Support Lunch

Wednesday, August 23, 1:00 p.m.

Woody’s Press Box/Spectrum Lanes

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WPS Potluck Picnic in August

Friday, August 25th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Line Dance Lessons At Gilda’s Club

Monday, August 28

7:30-8:45 p.m.

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Friend to Friend Lunch

Tuesday, August 29, 12:00 p.m.

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Breakfast

Potluck, Cards and Game Night

Wednesday, August 30, 5:30 p.m.

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Shipshewana Day Trip

Tuesday, September 5

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Daytime Educational Support Group

Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 p.m.

“WIDOWED TO WIDOW: Sharing Our Stories”

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Growth Through Loss Seminar

“GROWTH THROUGH LOSS SEMINAR” Presented by Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, R.N., ED.D. and Robert DeVries, D. MIN., PH.D. Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. Location: First & Main of Metro Health Village, Community Room 5812 Village Drive SW, Wyoming     A Seminar for widowed men and women on how to work through grief and loss. […]

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Garage Sale Fundraiser—Donate Your Items 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sept. 21, 22, 23, 9 a.m.—6 p.m.

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Biking White Trails Social Event

BIKING THE WHITE PINE TRAIL—Belmont to Rockford   Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 a.m.   Location: Start at the parking lot on Belmont Ave., 6262 Belmont Ave., NE, Belmont Lunch in Rockford and return to Belmont. RSVP: Jim Readwin (616) 453-5933  

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Social Support Dinner

Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.

Famous Dave’s Bar-b-que Restaurant, Grandville

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Evening Educational Support Group Meeting – Pre-Retirement

Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.

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SAVE THE DATE – for our 8th Annual Fall Fundraiser

Join us for an Evening of Art Appreciation, Hors d’oeuvres, Wine & Silent Auction Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. We sincerely hope that you will join us for our 8th Annual Fall Fundraiser. The ambiance of LaFontsee Galleries http://lafontsee.us/ sets the tone for this delightful event. Both participants and friends will enjoy this relaxed […]

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A Program of Help for Widowed Men and Women

The death of a spouse has been identified as one of the greatest stresses a person can experience. Coping with the emotional upheaval and social readjustment that this crisis brings can be overwhelming and incapacitating.

The purpose of Widowed Persons Service is to help people in the greater Grand Rapids area survive the death of a spouse and grow through the grief process. Through support groups, literature, outreach volunteers, and social events, WPS provides the support our greater society can lack. In this organization, we understand the devastation of grief and the tremendous silence a loss can leave behind. Many of our volunteers, board members, and staff are themselves widowed; we are empathetic to those we service.